There are many personal reasons why people delay filing for divorce. They may worry about talking to their family or affecting their child’s academic performance. They may hope to eventually resolve the issues currently affecting their marriage.
There are also privacy concerns that can keep people feeling trapped in an unhappy marriage. You may realize that you will need to discuss financial matters or certain behavioral issues to negotiate fair solutions in your divorce, but you may not want those discussions to take place in the court and therefore be accessible to the public.
There is a simple way for you to navigate a divorce while protecting your privacy. Divorce mediation can help you reach a fair outcome without bringing up your major issues in the Connecticut family courts.
Mediation is confidential
You can talk about anything necessary to resolve your disputes in mediation without fear of it affecting your reputation or other relationships. Under Connecticut state law, in all but the rarest of circumstances, the records of mediation proceedings will be confidential.
You can talk about a broad range of embarrassing, personal matters in divorce mediation if necessary without worrying that your children or other family members will learn about your most personal moments. Only the agreement that you reach will be subject to court review.
Mediation offers you confidentiality as well as more control over the resolution of your disagreements. You can even keep the costs to your divorce lower by resolving your major issues outside of court. Learning more about divorce mediation can help you determine if it might work for you and your spouse at the end of your marriage.